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12.25.14

Maaemo Michelin two-star restaurant Maaemo’s website focuses its imagery on the raw and harsh climate of Norway, rather than giving away the culinary experience with food photography. The mystery encourages visitors to delve deeper. bielkeyang.com
vaersaagod.no

12.24.14

ECAL Master in Art Direction From ECAL in Switzerland, the Master in Art Direction (MAAD) website showcases student work. The site features understated design, a collapsing menu bar and a filter to optimize the viewing experience. ecal.ch
precise.ch

12.23.14

Fetzer Winemaker Fetzer’s website uses photos and videos to highlight its varietals, along with pairing suggestions, recipes, awards and content chronicling Fetzer’s history of innovation in sustainable farming and winemaking. harlointeractive.com

12.22.14

Many Rivers Paris-based Many Rivers helps disabled jobseekers find employment. Its new visual identity features carefully curated colors, an accent on elegant typography and, above all, clarity in its message. impertinents.com
advitam.org

webpick of the week   12.19.14

Napa Valley Film Festival The Napa Valley Film Festival pairs the best new indie flicks with the region’s world-class wine and cuisine. To entice new viewers and ... Read Review

12.18.14

Haigh & Hastings Australian watch company Haigh & Hastings’s fully responsive e-commerce website provides an immersive, highly visual experience to convey the brand's positioning—“timepieces for dangerous men.” milkable.me

12.17.14

Wonderland Amsterdam digital creative agency Wonderland puts storytelling at the heart of its approach. Its homepage evenly balances video, graphics, photography and continuously updated text. wonderlandindustry.com

12.16.14

Villa Feltrinelli This sophisticated site for Italian hotel Villa Feltrinelli uses scroll-based videos to reveal its luxurious atmosphere, giving the feeling of fresh wind, summer rays and green leaves directly on your screen. aquest.it

12.15.14

Instrument Instrument.com reflects this Portland digital agency’s philosophy to “make the complex simple” by minimally showcasing its work. Built on Squarespace, the site serves as the main case study for the platform’s latest version. instrument.com
developers.squares ...

webpick of the week   12.12.14

Disaster Resilience Journal Some natural disasters unfold over days, while others happen in a matter of seconds. Regardless, we can control how we spend our time before ... Read Review

12.11.14

Jazz Academy Jazz at Lincoln Center is vested with the preservation of jazz, including its online platform the Jazz Academy. Digital agency Ironpaper helped spread its unique educational materials throughout the world. academy.jazz.org
ironpaper.com

12.10.14

Poppies & Posies Boutique floral design firm Poppies & Posies arranges seasonal flowers in a loose, garden-inspired style. Its new site features antique botanicals and handwritten type to enhance the romantic nature of their work. stitchdesignco.com
poppiesandposies.com

12.09.14

2nd Story Brewing The 2nd Story Brewing Co. site uses a non-traditional navigation that plays on the company’s name and transports the user to different stories. Graphic icons, photos and a variety of typefaces tell the tale of quality beer. 20nine.com

12.08.14

La Maison des Carrés La Maison des Carrés is a digital store dedicated to the unconventional world of Hermès silk. Illustrated as an endlessly tall mansion and fully responsive, La Maison des Carrés is available on any device in 27 countries. akqa.com

webpick of the week   12.05.14

Design Museum With sprightly animations and sleek typography, the Design Museum in London’s website redesign has attracted new attention to the fifteen-year-old ... Read Review